Shortlist for Chambers Ireland’s Eleventh Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Awards Announced

Jul 16, 2014

Chambers Ireland has today (16/07/14) announced the shortlist for the 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. Celebrating their eleventh year, the Awards continue to go from strength to strength with a record number of applications once again received this year. 

The Awards are partnered with Business in the Community Ireland, sponsored by BAM Contractors and run in association with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. The winners will be presented with award pieces from Tipperary Crystal’s Rosemount range. 

Announcing the shortlist, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive said, “This year we once again received a record number of applications to the awards. Just under half of those were new entrants which highlights how rapidly CSR has grown in recent years. More and more companies are making CSR a core part of their business and these awards are an opportunity to recognise that commitment. I wish all on the shortlist the best of luck.”

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly T.D. continued “I am delighted to see the commitment that companies across Ireland continue to make to their local communities, to sustainable business practices and to environmental concerns. It is these companies that strengthen Ireland’s reputation as an excellent place to live and work. I know this year’s applications were of exceptional quality and I congratulate all those on the shortlist.”

Tina Roche, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland added “Business in the Community Ireland, as the network for Corporate Responsibility, seeks the outcome of responsible and sustainable business practices. Recent research has shown that organisational culture and the level of employee engagement are key drivers of business performance. These shortlisted companies show that their best practice, from their environmental to their workplace practices, is directed towards building a culture of innovation and excellence. Congratulations to all on the shortlist.”
Theo Cullinane, Chief Executive BAM Group Ireland, concluded “I wish all the shortlisted candidates the best of luck in the Awards. Since our initial involvement with the CSR Awards several years ago, I’ve been hugely impressed with the initiatives showcased each year across a range of sectors. A focus on people and planet has always been the driving ethos of BAM, and it is encouraging to see so many organisations across Ireland with CSR at the heart of their business.”

Awards will be presented for Excellence in Community (sub-divided into Partnership with Charity, Community Programme and Volunteering), Environment – sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, Marketplace, Workplace, Communication, International CSR and CSR by an SME. One company will also be presented with the Outstanding Achievement in CSR Award at the ceremony in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road, Dublin 4 on Thursday 18th September.


For further information contact Amy Woods, Chambers Ireland on 01 400 4319, 086 6081605 or email

Notes to Editor
Complete 2014 Shortlist 
Excellence in CSR Communication
•    Bluebird Care – An EngAGEment with Bluebird Care
•    Dell – Spread the word for Daffodil Day 2014
•    Intel – Stakeholder Communications
•    Lidl Ireland – Lidl and Barretstown – Choose to be part of the magic

Excellence in Community – Partnership with Charity – LIC
•    Dublin Airport Authority – DAA Staff Charity Of The Year Programme – Supporting Irish Charities
•    eircom – eircom & Special Olympics Ireland (SOI) – The Partnership
•    Lidl Ireland – Choose to be part of the Magic – Lidl and Barretstown
•    Telecom Internet Federation – IBEC – 116 123 Samaritans Ireland Free to Call Number
•    Ulster Bank – One Week in June

Excellence in Community – Partnership with Charity – MNC
•    BNY Mellon – BNY Mellon and Dublin Simon Community Partnership
•    Boots Ireland – Boots Ireland & the Irish Cancer Society
•    Covidien – Covidien/Irish Heart Foundation Blood Pressure Roadshow
•    Dell Ireland – #DAFFODILDAY2014
•    M&S Ireland – Marks & Spencer Ireland’s Charity Partnership with the Marie Keating Foundation
•    Microsoft Ireland – Youth2Work
•    Vodafone – Vodafone Ireland & Young Social Innovators ‘Go Do’ Partnership

Excellence in Community – Community Programme – LIC
•    Aramark Ireland – Building Community Day
•    Bord Gais Networks – Science Forward
•    DHR Communications – DHR Working with and for The Liberties 
•    Dublin Airport Authority – Giving Something Back
•    EirGrid – EIRGRID SMART LEARNING PROGRAMME – Educational Outreach on STEM and Power
•    Eversheds – The Eversheds School Sports Day for Barretstown
•    IPB Insurance – The IPB Youth and Community Fund
•    KBC Bank Ireland – Promoting inclusion and music in the community– feel the music
•    Lidl Ireland – Lidl and Crosscare – Partnering to create Ireland’s first structured food donation programme

Excellence in Community – Community Programme – MNC
•    Citi – Access Outreach Programmes at UCD Access Centre and DCU Access Office
•    Diageo Ireland – Arthur Guinness Projects
•    HP in Ireland – HP Employee Volunteer Program – Blood Platelet Donations 
•    Intel Ireland – Mini Scientist
•    KPMG – Get Cents with WALK
•    Microsoft Ireland – Microsoft: IT for Non-Profits
•    MSD – MSD International Neighbour of Choice Programme
•    Shell E&P Ireland – Corrib Natural Gas: Social Investment Programme for Educational Inclusiveness
•    SSE Airtricity – The SSE Airtricity Community Fund Programme for Ireland

Excellence in Community – Volunteering – LIC
•    A&L Goodbody – Volunteering for Step Up – A&L Goodbody’s Community Programme
•    TTM Healthcare – Volunteer @ TTM: helping to shape all of our communities
•    Ulster Bank – Jobnet: helping unemployed get back to work

Excellence in Community – Volunteering – MNC
•    Abbott Ireland – Abbott Ireland & Junior Achievement Partnership – Supporting Schools in the Community 
•    BT Ireland – The Great BT Charity Shops Challenge
•    Citi – The Citi Volunteers Programme
•    Dell Ireland – Powering the Possible: Dell Ireland Gives Back to the Community
•    O2 – Employee volunteering for O2’s charity partner, Headstrong, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health
•    Oracle – Leadership in Society (LIS)
•    SSE Airtricity – The SSE Airtricity Community at Heart Volunteering Programme

Excellence in Environment – LIC – Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency
•    Dawn Meats – Dawn Meats Sustainability
•    ESB – Ardnacrusha Station Sustainable Generation Initiative

Excellence in Environment – MNC– Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency
•    Abbott Ireland – Abbott Ireland’s Waste, Water & Energy Programme (2009-2013) 
•    AbbVie Ireland – AbbVie Ireland Operations – Reducing, Reusing and Recycling
•    Dell – Dell Cherrywood Planet Team; Dell Green Technology
•    Heineken – “Brewing a Better Future” – Our sustainability vision

Excellence in International CSR
•    Arthur Cox – Zambia Project
•    Deloitte – The Consultancy for Change Volunteering Trip
•    IBM Ireland – IBM Corporate Service Corps Program

Excellence in Marketplace
•    Abbott Ireland – Abbott Nutrition Hospital to Home programme
•    EirGrid – Smart Grid Innovation Hub 
•    MSD – MSD Cardio‐Metabolic Nurse Screening Service
•    Ulster Bank – Enabling Social Impact:  Banking for the Non-Profit sector

Excellence in CSR by an SME
•    BCP Asset Management – BCP Staff Volunteering Programme
•    Colbert & Co – C&C Paperless Office
•    Hayes Culleton – Introducing Wall Street to the Classroom
•    The Carmabola Ltd – Carambola Kidz Foundation-sponsored Library at St Thomas’ SNS, Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin
•    Three Q Recruitment – Celebrate Nurses our Everyday Heroes (#Celebratenurses)

Excellence in Workplace – LIC
•    ESB – Positive Mental Health Promotion among ESB Staff
•    KBC Bank Ireland – Grass Roots Peer Supporter System

Excellence in Workplace – MNC
•    Abbott Ireland – LiveLifeWell – Mental Health Awareness campaign
•    Aviva Health & HP – The Power of Prevention
•    Enterprise Rent-A-Car – Enterprise Founding Values – Workplace Diversity and Inclusion
•    Janssen Supply Chain Ireland – Fit4life is Janssen Supply Chain Ireland Health Promoting Team
•    O2 – O2 Quest
•    Oracle – Enhancing Lifeskills Programme

*LIC – Large Indigenous Company
*MNC – Multinational Company

Judging Panel
The independent judging panel is made up of respected individuals working in various fields. The panel act independently at all times. This year’s judging panel is as follows: 

Round One Judging Panel

•    Mr. Cathal Divilly, Managing Director, Great Place to Work
•    Ms. Deirdre Garvey, Chief Executive, The Wheel
•    Ms. Bernie Gray, Board Member, Business in the Community Ireland
•    Ms. Karen O’Leary, Chief Executive, National Consumer Agency
•    Mr. Alan Ryan, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government

Round Two Judging Panel

•    Mr. John Cunningham, Chair, Immigrant Council of Ireland
•    Mr. Seán McLaughlin, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
•    Mr. Maura Quinn, Chief Executive, Institute of Directors 
•    Mr. Tomás Sercovich, Director of Communications and Industrial Relations, Forética 
•    Mr. Martin Tobin, CEO, European Recycling Platform 

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